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14 cases handled by San Jose officers linked to racist Facebook posts may be dismissed

  • Four San Jose Police Department officers were placed on administrative leave in June, pending an investigation into the comments.
  • CNN has not been able to view the posts in question and has not identified any current or former officer involved.
  • After the posts surfaced, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office reviewed hundreds of cases in which the officers were witnesses.
  • The DA sent out letters to the Public Defender's Office and defense attorneys regarding the case dismissals and offering to hear more from their clients regarding the officers in question.
  • The DA's office said it will also notify defense attorneys if the officers have a role in pending or future cases.
  • The probe identified a total of five police officers who were active at the time if the postings.
  • CNN has reached out to the San Jose Police Department and the San Jose Police Officers' Association.

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Facebook’s independent oversight board is finally up and running

  • Facebook’s much-anticipated independent decision-making body, the Facebook oversight board, announced it will start allowing people to submit cases for review beginning today.
  • That means that if you post something on Facebook or Instagram and it’s taken down for violating any of Facebook’s ever-changing rules on things like hate speech, nudity, misinformation, or violence — you will soon have the ability to appeal that decision to someone besides Facebook.
  • At a time when Facebook is being criticized by US politicians on both sides of the aisle for how it handles contentious speech on its platform, the Board is meant as an outside check on Facebook’s power.
  • Some, though, have criticized the Board, saying it was too slow in getting started (Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg first publicly described the idea two years ago) and too narrow in scope to meaningfully change how Facebook handles hate speech and misinformation.

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Facebook's Oversight Board is finally hearing cases, two years after it was first announced

  • Under the rollout, users of Facebook and Instagram will be able to challenge Facebook's decisions to remove content that they have posted once they have exhausted the company's internal review process.
  • While the Oversight Board may receive cases related to election content, it will be up to board members to decide whether to act on them — not Facebook.
  • In preparation for the launch, Facebook this week also began identifying content cases that it plans to refer to the Oversight Board for rulings under a separate track from individual users.
  • Once Facebook has declared a case closed, users will receive a unique content identifier that they can use to appeal their case to the Oversight Board on a separate website.
  • A future update will allow users to escalate third-party content, including that of other users, to the Oversight Board, said Fay Johnson, Facebook's product lead for integrity.

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‘Super antigens’ tied to mysterious COVID-19 syndrome in children

  • A new CDC report analyzed fatal COVID-19 cases in people under 21, the majority of which were from a condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C.
  • A new CDC study, largely overlooked because it came out the same weekend as President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, shows that even adults with the virus can develop a severe condition similar to MIS-C.
  • The report described 27 patients with “cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, dermatologic [skin], and neurologic symptoms without severe respiratory illness,” and called the condition MIS-A—for adults.
  • Toxic shock has also long been associated with short- and long-term mental dysfunction, so Bahar wonders if the super antigen quality of SARS-CoV-2’s spike might also explain the high percentage of neurologic symptoms seen in adult COVID-19 patients.
  • Similar work by Ng’s group found some COVID-19 patients, including pediatric cases, continued to experience gut dysbiosis—the term for microbial imbalance—even after recovering from their initial symptoms.

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Google's defense against antitrust lawsuit? You

  • Google's claim that it's benefited billions of consumers is quickly emerging as a pillar of the company's strategy for defending itself from the suit, which the Department of Justice filed Tuesday.
  • By interpreting the nation's antitrust laws, judges can bless or reject proposed industry-shaking mergers, decide whether a company has harmed competition, and, yes, order a behemoth broken up.
  • But just because judges have interpreted the law for decades one way doesn't mean they can't go in another direction — or back to basics, said Sally Hubbard, director of enforcement strategy for the Open Markets Institute, an antitrust advocacy organization.
  • But the resulting settlement limiting how Microsoft could operate is widely recognized as having paved the way for new competition in internet services, including the rise of Google.

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Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 deposition transcript has been unsealed

  • The deposition Maxwell's legal team fought to keep sealed is connected to a 2015 defamation case brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed Epstein sexually abused her while she was a minor and that Maxwell aided in the abuse.
  • Maxwell denied knowing if Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex in the deposition.
  • Maxwell, 58, was charged by federal prosecutors in early July for allegedly helping recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse minors as young as 14 as part of a years-long criminal enterprise with Jeffrey Epstein.
  • Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of operating a sex trafficking ring from 2002 to 2005 at his Manhattan mansion in New York City and his Palm Beach, Florida, estate.

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Create and Share an Interactive Map in 1 Minute

  • In Data Science, after you are done with the data analysis you probably need to explore or show the result with some nice interactive data visualization tools.
  • Of course, one of these tools would include the interactive map where you can hold your mouse of the area and explore the data value.
  • This article will show you an alternative way for you to do create an interactive map from your dataset using Google Sheets in 1 minute.
  • As an example, this article explores the COVID-19 dataset in each country by creating an interactive map that users can hover and see the confirmed COVID-19 case number.
  • or you can even copy and paste your data to the Google Sheet.
  • After the chart is imported to the sheet, just find the “Map” category and select the “Geo Chart” chart type.
  • Congratulation, now you have a nice interactive map in Google Sheet!

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Create and Share an Interactive Map in 1 minute

  • In Data Science, after you are done with the data analysis you probably need to explore or show the result with some nice interactive data visualization tools.
  • Of course, one of these tools would include the interactive map where you can hold your mouse of the area and explore the data value.
  • This article will show you an alternative way for you to do create an interactive map from your dataset using Google Sheets in 1 minute.
  • As an example, this article explores the COVID-19 dataset in each country by creating an interactive map that users can hover and see the confirmed COVID-19 case number.
  • or you can even copy and paste your data to the Google Sheet.
  • After the chart is imported to the sheet, just find the “Map” category and select the “Geo Chart” chart type.
  • Congratulation, now you have a nice interactive map in Google Sheet!

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Senate Judiciary Committee to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett over Democratic boycott

  • Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said the GOP is moving forward no matter what, setting up a Monday confirmation vote by the full Senate, amounting to one of the quickest confirmation proceedings in modern times by pushing the nomination through in just over a month.
  • It comes despite the GOP's refusal to move on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee eight months before the 2016 elections.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has led the Republican strategy to transform the judiciary, confirming more than 200 nominees since President Donald Trump was inaugurated.
  • But in 2020, another election year, the Senate has taken half the average time to consider Barrett's nomination, pushing it forward even as millions of Americans had already started voting.

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Hide your Kindle SHAME with this case that looks like a REAL book

  • I’m not saying Kindles and the like aren’t worth your time, far from it.
  • Also, it only takes a few moments to slip the Kindle Paperwhite out if you do want to read it like that.
  • Quick note though: if you’ll want to be taking the Kindle in and out constantly, maybe look at getting a sleeve rather than a case.
  • This is amazing for reading while you’re eating, or in any other situations where you don’t want to use your hands like a goddamn animal.
  • Also, I’m not sure I’d trust it holding up if you got it wet (say, in the bath), but you can just take your waterproof Kindle out the case if you plan on doing that.
  • Well, you’re not gonna think much of this Kindle case if you believe hiding an ereader in a fake book is pathetic.

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